When you sit down together at a café or at a restaurant, he is sure to make polite conversation and even ask you all the right questions expected on a first date.On the whole, Dutch men make women feel safe and heard when with them.

Long term partnership prospects The best part about dating a Dutch guy is that he is likely to prove long-term partner material.

With this liberal attitude towards women as well as his innate decency and inbred courteous nature, he is likely to make an extremely supportive and understanding partner.

It is really not in his nature to give in to passion and romance which is why you could be settling for a rather sedate love life if you start dating a Dutch guy seriously.

Don’t expect him to spring romantic surprises on you on a date; indeed when you are supposed to meet him, it would make far more sense to get a map and plan out a few activities beforehand rather than wait for your Dutch guy to plan an exciting date.

However one consequence of the liberal Dutch culture is that you cannot be expected to be wined and dined by your partner every time.

So when on a date, don’t forget to take your purse along since here it is only natural to “go Dutch”.

Only 12 percent of Dutchwomen think it’s admirable for a man to make the first move.

But the more egalitarian system of Dutch flirting does present some advantages; for example, an attractive woman can enjoy a glass of wine alone at a Dutch bar without inventing an enormous, fanged, jealous boyfriend who will be joining her shortly.

In fact, as compared to many other European nations, Dutch society appears to give women and men a greater degree of choice as to how they want to live their lives.